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nVidia’s Fastest Dual-GPU Graphics Card Released

Finally we have the dual-GPU variant of the nVidia’s GTX series. We also have done some benchmarks of the GPU done as well with the Radeon HD 6990. The nVidia’s dual-GPU card beats the AMD’s currently fastest GPU ( HD 6990 ) with an considerable margin in some games. But in some games the AMD stands out as well.

This result is kind of even at the mark, because some game utilizes the nVidia’s technology like SLI, Physx etc;. Where as in AMD, Direct compute, Eye-Finity etc;. But both cards also have 3D display features to. So it is kinda hard to tell which card to buy and both cards are priced at the same level to. So it depends upon which games you play and the games you play utilizes the either of these cards technologies. So its up to you guys to decide.

The GTX 590 has two GTX 580 GPU, it has 1024 CUDA cores. It has 3GB DDR5 Memory, Dual 8-Pin Power connector, 11″ inches long and consumes power of 365W. The GTX 590 is priced same as the HD 6990. So buy the card and enjoy Crysis 2 like anyone never will.

Give us your thoughts on either cards by commenting below.

All New nVidia’s Dual-GPU Card Has An Release Date

The new graphics card from nVidia will be the dual-GPU GTX 590. It consist of dual GPU processors of the GTX 580. This card from nVidia comes in for the competition for AMD’s HD 6990 Antilles. Which is currently the fastest card on the planet ( period ). Will the GTX590 be faster than the HD 6990? Well we must have to wait until March 22.

And for the releasing date, it releases as the same date when one of the most anticipated game of this year releasing. Yes, it is Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is releasing on the same date when GTX 590 is releasing. We might even expect an Crysis 2 special edition bundle for the GTX 590. If that was the case many gamers would be happy. But I wish they give that offer on GTX 580 & 570 as well.

So finally this generation of graphics card wars are really heating up. Last time nVidia was behind but for now things changed drastically. And readers if you any new info on this news do comment below.

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Want To Record Gaming Videos From PC? Get FRAPS.

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology.  In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

Benchmarking Software – Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen.  Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points.  Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Screen Capture Software – Take a screenshot with the press of a key!  There’s no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot.  Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.

Realtime Video Capture Software – Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game?  Come join the Machinima revolution!  Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy!  Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560×1600 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second!

Source: fraps.com

To download Fraps click here.

Check this application out and comment below. If you have any difficulties also comment below, so I can help you with what I can.

MSI New Revamped GTX580 Twin Frozr II High End GPU

Nvidia has released an Gtx 580 sometime in November 2010. Up to this time all manufactures came up with nVidia’s reference PCB. But now MSI stepped up to its reference PCB to its own. And it show some really new attractiveness to Overclockers with suitable cooling systems with some warranty to back you up.

This card has more difference to the original card and this, the appearance is similar to the Gtx 480 Twin Frozr. It has everything that the reference card provides and it packs even more punch to it.

The Twin Frozr II has many elements to it. They are as follows ;

  • Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
    - Nickel-plated Copper Base: Large size of Copper Base can dissipate the heat of GPU faster.
    - Dual 8CM PWM Fans: Dual fans provide double air flow. Air flow from dual fans can cool down whole module at once.
    - Five heat pipes with SuperPipe Technology: Five heat pipes can provide faster heat dissipation.
    - Form-in-one heat sink: Form-in-one heat sink covers the memory and power module
    - 19ºC cooler and 8.4dB quieter compared to reference design
  • MSI Afterburner overclocking utility
    - Support Over Voltage function of GPU.
    - 2D/3D profile switch support
  • All Solid Capacitor
    - Ultra long lifetime & top stability.
    - Lower ESR and Temperature.
  • PhysX & 3D Vision Surround technology
    - Support PhysX technology effects for realist physics effect.
    - Support 3D Vision Surround technology to provide 3 monitor output simultaneously and real 3D image experience in SLI mode.

It has 2XDVI output nad 1XHDMI output used for nVidia’s 3D surround features.

Its price is around $506.99 USD. For this price you get more performance than the reference card. So this is an must buy for gamers who have the money and will to buy an GTX 580.

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MSI GX660R Overview


The MSI GX660R is a fast 15.6-inch gaming notebook that features a powerful Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor and a high-end ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 graphics card. Combine these components with a full HD display and Blu-ray drive to create a top-notch multimedia machine as well. Gamers will also appreciate a spacious 640GB 7200RPM hard drive and an abundance of ports. While the system is a bit bulky for its screen size, the premium components and $1,400 street price make the MSI GX660R a top pick for gamers.

Pros

  • Excellent Value
  • Fast Processor and Powerful Video Card
  • Great Multimedia Capabilities with Blu-ray Drive and HDMI

Cons

  • Larger Than Typical 15.6-Inch Notebooks
  • Keyboard Isn’t Backlit
  • TrackPad Takes Some Getting Used To

Description

  • Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz Processor
  • 15.6-Inch Full HD 16:9 1920×1080 LCD Panel
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5 VRAM
  • 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • Blu-ray Combo Drive
  • 720p HD Webcam
  • Two USB 2.0, Two USB 3.0, HDMI-Out, Bluetooth
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • 10.2″ x 15″ x 1.8″ @ 7.7 Pounds
Conclusion: Nice product for gamers but still not perfect than the other brands.
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Razer SwitchBlade Portable Gaming PC

Razer revealed the Switchblade, its concept for a mobile PC gaming platform a PC gaming and multimedia device that fits in your hand.

Though this product is but a concept at the moment, Razer’s vision for the Switchblade includes a 7-inch screen and a dynamic LCD keyboard. That is, the keys are clear, tactile buttons laid atop a dynamic LCD screen that will change depending on what game you’re playing or what you’re doing in the game. Imagine questing in World of Warcraft and jumping into a vehicle. Rather than your in-game UI changing, the keyboard’s display itself would change to represent the vehicle’s controls and abilities.

It’s unlikely that a device like this could be used for long sessions of hardcore gaming even if the keyboard works perfectly, that’s some serious eye strain but it could make PC gaming on the go a reality rather than the clunky kludges it’s been thus far. Here’s hoping this product actually hits the market.

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Top 10 Games To Look Out For In 2011!

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


In the two previous games Naughty Dog focused on lush jungle and beautiful snow and really pulled it off. This time the element is the sands in Arabia. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is said to focus on the relationship between Sully and Drake as the pair search for a lost city in the Arabian Peninsula and across the Rub’ al Khali Desert. T.E Lawrence is said to be an inspiration for the story and setting. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s new features include the ability to fight hand-to-hand with multiple enemies as well as ‘enhanced backward climbing’ – though quite how that pans out remains to be seen. And also the previous game in this franchise has also won VGA Game of the year 2009.

Mass Effect 3


Mass Effect 3 was confirmed for a Holiday 2011 release at Spike Video Game Awards awards. Set to take place on Earth, the game will see players traveling the universe attempting to rally the races of Citadel Space to take the human homeworld back and defeat the Reapers and their Collector army once and for all. The trailer alluded to rumors of a new multiplayer element for the series, which will likely take place amidst the human resistance’s battle with the Collector invasion force.Yet still we didn’t even recover from their masterpiece Mass Effect 2.

Dragon Age 2


At Gamescom Electronic Arts announced the release date for the sequel. You’ll be able to get your hands on Dragon Age 2 on March 8 in North America and March 11 in Europe. Dragon Age 2 features a tweaked art style and new combat system that should be friendlier for console controllers. It’s no secret that BioWare has made some drastic, and in my opinion positive, changes to Dragon Age 2 – faster attack animations, a distinctive art style, an adapted version of the Mass Effect conversation wheel plus a fully voiced main character. The updated combat is by far favorite, as it is found that the formerly sloth-like animations to be downright dull.

Resistance 3


There are a lot of PlayStation 3 exclusives coming out in 2011, and one of those titles that has gamers extremely interested is Resistance 3. For the third game, players will take control of Joseph Capelli, who was discharged from the service after the events of Resistance 2. For instance, Joseph Capelli is indeed Resistance 3′s main character. The blog post (written by Marcus Smith of Insomniac) reveals that Capelli, discharged from service since the events of Resistance 2, was hiding out with his wife Susan and son Jack in the middle of the United States, at a location called Haven, Oklahoma. The Chimera have won the worldwide conflict decisively, and Capelli’s journey across the United States towards New York City in Resistance 3 is a journey taken in order to try to take one last stand against complete Chimera domination. Any remaining vestiges of humanity are being systematically eliminated by what Smith coins as “roving death squads and drones,” and from the images in the story, hope seems to be non-existent. The game will ship on Sept. 6, 2011. Specific territories were not announced.

Witcher 2


Anyone who played CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher, a fantasy role-playing game, will find quite a few things different about the sequel, called Assassins of Kings. The timing-based combat system from before where you had to time button presses properly to pull off combo chains has been removed. The conversation system has been tweaked so it flows much more naturally. The game engine has been rewritten, which should make it feel like quite a different experience. This game, above almost all others coming this year, has the potential to surprise you with its depth, beauty and focus on true role-playing. Read on for our thoughts on why The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings should be on your most-wanted list.

Batman: Arkham City


Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight. Batman: Arkham City will be releasing on Q3 2011.

Gears Of War 3

Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 plunges you into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood. In Gears of War 3, fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race. Gears Of War 3 will be releasing on Q3 2011.

Diablo III

Diablo III picks up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both Heaven and Hell, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen. Release date for Diablo III is still TBA 2011.

Elder Scrolls 5

Bethesda Software tonight announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at the Spike Video Game Awards show. Bethesda designer Todd Howard took the stage to announce the long-awaited title. Elder Scrolls V will be released on Nov. 11, 2011. Platforms were not announced. The teaser trailer shown referenced the ending to the fourth installment, Oblivion, likely confirming that it surfaced last month. Howard told IGN during QuakeCon this past August The Elder Scrolls V will not use id Tech 5, the same game engine currently powering id Software’s shooter Rage. Instead, Bethesda has created an entirely new engine for Skyrim.

Killzone 3

Continuing from Killzone 2, players find Emperor Visari, the viscious dictator of the Helghast, dead at the feet of Sev and Rico. However this war is far from won. In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, rapid infighting, and murder. Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy. With limited supplies and no re-enforcements, the ISA must now fight not to win a war, but to survive a lost one. In Killzone 3, players once again face the hostile Helghast army, battling overwhelming odds in the fight for human survival. Killzone 3 delivers a single-player campaign as well as full featured multiplayer mode. Killzone 3 releasing in feb, 22 2011.


STEAM The Game Store & Game Platform

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Steam is basically is an online games store that you can buy games from. This also serves as an platform to play games with your friends and to see whether they are online or not (similar to an Gtalk or yahoo messenger).

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It can also show what your friends playing and also shows what games they have. It acts as an single platform or an OS to speak for games. It also connects you online to play co-operatively with your friends and other players around the world. To finalize it of is that steam is great platform to play games on PC and its kinda the only option you have. This service also comes in at the price of nothing. Steam is an great application for a freeware. Steam is actually created by a well know games developer VALVE (who made the L4D and Half Life series). So go and download steam on the link below and enjoy your PC gaming experience.

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